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Baha'i Library Online RSS feed http://bahai-library.com Hosts materials on or related to the Baha'i Faith Encyclopaedia of Islam: Bahá'í Selections http://bahai-library.com/encyclopedia_islam_bahai 40 articles about, mentioning, or relevant to the Babi or Baha'i Faiths. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/encyclopedia_islam_bahai Glossary and Index of Terms http://bahai-library.com/encyclopedia_islam_glossary Comprehensive glossary of Islam. (Extracted from the final volume, #13. Encyclopedia index not included.) Sat, 17 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/encyclopedia_islam_glossary Reconstructing Ridvan http://bahai-library.com/velasco_reconstructing_ridvan Brief historical overview of an event about which the Guardian said the circumstances are "shrouded in an obscurity which future historians will find it difficult to penetrate." Sat, 17 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_reconstructing_ridvan Baha'u'llah's Paradise of Justice: Commentary and Translation http://bahai-library.com/buck_masumian_bahaullah_paradise This tablet transforms received notions of 'justice' to vivify it and make it sacred, presenting a significantly expanded paradigm of justice, both in precept and practice. Sat, 17 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/buck_masumian_bahaullah_paradise No Known Address http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_no_known_address Nine poems selected by the author, from a collection of Holocaust poetry. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_no_known_address Tablette du Paradis de la Justice (Lawḥ-i-Riḍvánuʼl-ʻAdl) http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_paradis_justice Tablette de Bahá’u’lláh, traduction française provisoire. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_paradis_justice Sourate de la Patience (Tablette de Job) http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_sourate_patience Tablette de Bahá’u’lláh, Traduction française provisoire. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_sourate_patience De la Lettre Bá' à la Lettre Há' http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_lettres_ba-ha Tablette de Bahá’u’lláh, publiée dans "The Call of the Divine Beloved", édition anglaise du Centre mondial, 2019. Traduction provisoire. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_lettres_ba-ha Sur l'histoire de la première lettre du Báb envoyée à Bahá'u'lláh http://bahai-library.com/balyuzi_daoust_premiere_lettre Extrait du livre de H. M.Balyuzi, <i>Bahá'u'lláh The King of Glory</i> (George Ronald, 1980, pp. 35-37), contant l'histoire de la première lettre du Báb envoyée à Bahá’u’lláh. Traduction française provisoire. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/balyuzi_daoust_premiere_lettre Prière pour protéger des épidémies http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_proteger_epidemies Une prière révélée par Bahá’u’lláh pour protéger des épidémies, publiée dans <i>Baha'i Prayers.</i> Traduction provisoire. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bahaullah_daoust_proteger_epidemies Liminal Moment, A: Shaykhi Millennialism and the Irruption of Modernity http://bahai-library.com/velasco_shaykhi_millennialism_modernity On the end-times theology of the last great philosophical school to have developed integrally within Islam, its context vis-a-vis Western modernity, and its place in Baha'i thought. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_shaykhi_millennialism_modernity Religion, Modernity and the "Clash of Civilisations": Context and Prospects http://bahai-library.com/velasco_religion_modernity_clash On the broader intellectual context for the emergence of the Baha'i Faith in 19th century Iran and its subsequent engagement with Western modernity. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_religion_modernity_clash Logos, Mythos and Kerygma: The Logic of Reconciliation and the Occultation of the Promised Qá'im in Bábí-Bahá'í Scripture http://bahai-library.com/velasco_logos_mythos_kerygma Theological background of the Twelfth Imam in Shi'i Islam, comprehensive interpretation of Bahá'u'lláh's and 'Abdu'l-Bahá's position on the occultation and the Qá'ím, and the historicity of the 12th Imám in the Bahá'í writings. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_logos_mythos_kerygma Legacies and Prospects: Baha'i Community Building Yesterday and Tomorrow http://bahai-library.com/velasco_community_building On the rise and evolution of a world Bahá'í community in the 20th century, and new paradigms for community building. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_community_building Peace" in the Baha'i Scriptures http://bahai-library.com/velasco_peace_compilation Annotated compilation on the gestation of thoughts about peace and the Lesser Peace in the writings of Baha’u’llah, universal peace in the writings of Abdu'l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi's "New World Order," and the UHJ's influences on the Lesser Peace. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_peace_compilation Moderation and the Art of Teaching http://bahai-library.com/velasco_moderation_art_teaching Compilation, designed as a deepening and handout, on teaching the Faith, the importance of language, moderation and receptivity, and atmosphere and language. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_moderation_art_teaching Bahá'í Community in Edinburgh, 1946-1950, The http://bahai-library.com/velasco_bahai_community_edinburgh Historical context of the rise of the Baha'i community in Scotland, community development, diffusion of Baha'i literature, and statistics of Baha'i membership in Scotland as of 1997. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_bahai_community_edinburgh Conceptualising Moral Values: A Metaphysical, Ethical and Empirical Dialogue with Schaefer's Moral Philosophy http://bahai-library.com/velasco_schaefer_moral_philosophy On a framework for a moral philosophy that integrates three areas of contemporary discourse: meta-ethics, which begins from metaphysics; ethics, which frames the hermeneutics of morality itself; and praxis, as disclosed and recorded by empirical science. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_schaefer_moral_philosophy Two Great Powers" in the Lawh-i Maqsud http://bahai-library.com/velasco_two_powers_maqsud On the identity of the two countries that arose against the followers of Moses, referenced by Baha'u'llah — likely Russia and France or Russia and Germany. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_two_powers_maqsud Helen Frances Grand (1865-1944): Traces of a Bahá'í Life http://bahai-library.com/macke_helen_frances_grand Glimpse of one small facet of the Bahá’í Faith’s beginnings in cities like Toronto in the early decades of the 20th Century. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/macke_helen_frances_grand Abdu'l-Baha's First Thousand-Verse Tablet: History and Provisional Translation http://bahai-library.com/rabbani_fananapazir_thousand-verse_tablet Tablet revealed in 1897 in response to events in Akka and the rebellion against Abdu'l-Baha by his family members after the passing of Baha'u'llah. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/rabbani_fananapazir_thousand-verse_tablet Teaching Christians More Effectively: Handbook and Seminar http://bahai-library.com/young_teaching_christians_handbook Baha'i views of Christianity; questions Christians might ask; interpretation of the Bible; theology of miracles, baptism, sin, Armageddon, and heaven and hell; social issues. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/young_teaching_christians_handbook Baha'i Burial and Related Laws http://bahai-library.com/compilation_bahai_burial_laws Applicability of laws; preparations for burial; prayers and services; cemeteries, graves, and tombstones; exhumation; honoring the dead; cremation and miscellaneous issues. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/compilation_bahai_burial_laws World's Current State of Disorder and Confusion, The http://bahai-library.com/compilation_state_disorder_confusion Compilation of passages that could be relevant to contemporary issues of 2020, and the appropriate disposition of the Baha'is. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/compilation_state_disorder_confusion Universal Education http://bahai-library.com/abdul-baha_universal_education Tablet to the second international congress on moral education in The Hague. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/abdul-baha_universal_education The Role of Public Institutions in Ensuring Social Well-Being http://bahai-library.com/vedovi_institutions_social_well-being Questions around government’s role in social welfare and the welfare state; Baha'i perspectives on the government's role in supporting well-being; taxation, wealth, and poverty; Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/vedovi_institutions_social_well-being The Light Was in the Darkness: Reflections on the Growth that Hides in the Pain of Suffering http://bahai-library.com/penn_light_growth_suffering Existential stress and its relationship to individual growth and development, drawing on the rich spiritual and philosophical heritage of humanity. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/penn_light_growth_suffering Spatial Strategies for Racial Unity http://bahai-library.com/thomas_strategies_racial_unity On the nature and approaches of Bahá’í educational programs and community building efforts which seek, in the context of neighborhoods and villages, to raise capacity for service to humanity. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/thomas_strategies_racial_unity Is Economic Justice Possible?: Toward a New Conception of the Equitable Distribution of Wealth and Income http://bahai-library.com/sabet_economic_justice_possible Survey of the world's current economic condition, and on the implications of Bahá'í principles on the enormous challenge of building an economic system that is just, benefiting all of humanity. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/sabet_economic_justice_possible Community and Collective Action http://bahai-library.com/correa_community_collective_action On the hopeful efforts of groups of people around the world to build a new kind of community based on the oneness of humankind, and the vision and process guiding these efforts. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/correa_community_collective_action Birth of a Monotheistic Religion in Modernity, The: On Jihad and Martyrdom in the Baha'i Faith http://bahai-library.com/dehghani_jihad_martyrdom_bahai The Baha'i Faith responds to major questions of modernity such as the claims of science, world peace, and women's rights. Elements of continuity between early Christianity and mystical Islam can be found in the abolishment of military jihad. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/dehghani_jihad_martyrdom_bahai Martyrdom and Servanthood in the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths: A Struggle to Defend a Cosmic Order http://bahai-library.com/akerdahl_martyrdom_servanthood From mystical Islam stems the ideal of servanthood, which is preferred over a concept of martyrdom that includes physical death; on ideological motivations for the persecution of Bahá'ís in different socio-historical circumstances. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/akerdahl_martyrdom_servanthood Between Karbalá' and Tabríz: Contested Martyrdom Narratives http://bahai-library.com/momen_karbala_tabriz_narratives On two models of martyrdom in the time after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, that of the ruling elite and that of the Bahá'is. The Baha'i narrative is closer to the traditional Shiite, whereas modern Shiism is designed to foster the revolutionary spirit. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/momen_karbala_tabriz_narratives Millennialism and Violence: The Attempted Assassination of Nasir al-Din Shah of Iran by the Babis in 1852 http://bahai-library.com/momen_millennialism_violence Events leading up to the assassination attempt, and political and social factors leading to the violence. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/momen_millennialism_violence Baha'is in Post-revolution Iran: <i>Perspectives of the Ulema</i> http://bahai-library.com/sanyal_bahais_post-revolutionary_iran Historical background of the ulema/monarchy equation; the Ayatollahs’ take on the Baha’is after 1979, and dissident views of the Baha'is. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/sanyal_bahais_post-revolutionary_iran State When Asleep, The: Dreams, Their Interpretation and Wisdom http://bahai-library.com/mazindarani_brown_sleep_dreams Annotated translation by Brown (2011) of a compilation by Mazindarani published in <i>Amr va Khalq</i> (1954-1955). Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/mazindarani_brown_sleep_dreams What Do Baha'is Know About Dreams? http://bahai-library.com/gammage_bahais_about_dreams How dreams are described in the Baha'i Faith, dreams vs. visions, kinds and purposes of dreams, interpreting dreams, and further resources. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/gammage_bahais_about_dreams That Promising Continent: Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, the Writings and Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Letters Written on his Behalf on Africa http://bahai-library.com/compilation_africa_promising_continent Updated version of "That Vast but Promising Continent," a compilation originally prepared by the UHJ and International Teaching Centre to stimulate among Baha'is in Africa a greater awareness of their high spiritual destiny, strengths, and opportunities. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/compilation_africa_promising_continent Begin with the Village: The Bahá'í Approach to Rural Development http://bahai-library.com/hanley_approach_rural_development About the focus on rural areas, the role of farmers and villages in achieving sustainable development, establishing community institutions, social action and public discourse. Sat, 03 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/hanley_approach_rural_development Rethinking Migration from a Global Perspective http://bahai-library.com/schewel_migration_global_perspective On migration and social transformation and humanity's response to displacement. Sat, 03 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/schewel_migration_global_perspective Bonds that Sustain: Bahá'í Community-Building Efforts Through the Lens of Disaster Response http://bahai-library.com/dugal_bonds_disaster_response On disaster response in the Bahá'í community, systems of human resource development, community-building capacity, coordination, communication, collective action, and spiritual needs. Sat, 03 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/dugal_bonds_disaster_response Technology, Values, and the Shaping of Social Reality http://bahai-library.com/weinberg_technology_values_reality On a Bahá'í view on technology, its role in advancing civilization, the critical issue of technological choice and its mechanisms, consultative processes, and the case of the Internet. Sat, 03 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/weinberg_technology_values_reality Abdu'l-Baha's 1912 Howard University Speech: A Civil War Myth for Interracial Emancipation http://bahai-library.com/buck_abdul-baha_howard_speech Overview of the event, press coverage, publications of the speech, the Emancipation Proclamation "myth" and its historical influence, the role of whites, and the rhetoric of progress. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:10:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/buck_abdul-baha_howard_speech Baha'u'llah in His Own Words http://bahai-library.com/terry_bahaullah_own_words Compilation of texts related to Bahá’u’lláh found in his Writings, with supplementary texts written by the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and other authors, and commentary. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/terry_bahaullah_own_words Companion to Proofs of the Prophets http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_companion Compilation of texts related to nomenclature of proof; reasons for opposition to the Prophets of God; principles of approach to the Prophets; the path of illumination. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_companion Proofs of the Prophets: The Case for Lord Krishna http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_krishna Compilation of texts related to Lord Krishna; forty proofs of prophethood set forth in the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bhagavata Purana and other Scriptures of Hinduism, as well as the writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb,‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and others. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_krishna Proofs of the Prophets: The Case for Baha'u'llah http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_bahaullah Forty proofs of prophethood set forth in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and other authors, in English translations. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_bahaullah Proofs of the Prophets http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_one Compilation of texts related to proofs of prophethood, as found in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, Abdu'l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and in the Sacred Writings of various religions. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/terry_proofs_prophets_one Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth: From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran http://bahai-library.com/corbin_spiritual_body_celestial An analysis of interrelated themes in Iranian religion, including the angelology of Mazdaism and Islamic Shi'ite concepts of spirit-body identity. Includes descriptions of cosmologies in Zoroastrian, Shi'i Islamic and Shaykhi philosophies. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/corbin_spiritual_body_celestial Comparative Lives of the Founders of the World Religions http://bahai-library.com/momen_comparative_lives_founders Table comparing the lives of the Founders of the world's religions. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/momen_comparative_lives_founders Most Dramatic Chapter in the Spiritual History of Humankind, A: A Pictorial Essay http://bahai-library.com/savi_bab_pictorial_essay Introduction to the life of the Báb, with historical photo-realistic illustrations by Romanian artist Simina Boicu Rahmatian. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/savi_bab_pictorial_essay Mission of the Báb, The: Retrospective 1844-1994 http://bahai-library.com/martin_mission_bab_retrospective The revelation of the Báb in the context of its impact on the Western writers of the period and its subsequent influence. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/martin_mission_bab_retrospective Tales of Magnificent Heroism: The Impact of the Báb and His Followers on Writers and Artists http://bahai-library.com/weinberg_tales_magnificent_heroism This concise survey explores how this particular episode in humanity’s religious history resonated so strongly through the decades that followed. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/weinberg_tales_magnificent_heroism Knowledge and Civilization: Implications for the Community and the Individual http://bahai-library.com/arbab_knowledge_civilization_implications Exploration of the relationship between science and religion as two great systems of knowledge that have a vital social role to play in the building of a world civilization. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/arbab_knowledge_civilization_implications Religion in an Ever-Advancing Civilization http://bahai-library.com/bic_religion_ever-advancing_civilization On the unity of humanity and the decline and renewal of religion. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bic_religion_ever-advancing_civilization Bahá'ís, The: Contributing to an Emerging Global Civilization http://bahai-library.com/bic_the_bahais_magazine A popular magazine-format introduction to the Faith produced by the Office of Public Information of the Bahá’í International Community. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bic_the_bahais_magazine The Re-florescence of Historical Romance in Nabil http://bahai-library.com/khanum_historical_romance_nabil Essay reflecting on the dominant themes of <i>The Dawn-Breakers,</i> an early narrative of Bábí history authored by Nabil-i-A'zam. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/khanum_historical_romance_nabil A Twofold Mission: Some Distinctive Characteristics of the Person and Teachings of the Báb http://bahai-library.com/afnan_twofold_mission_bab Some features of the Bab's life and Writings highlighting the rare combination of qualities that have come to be associated with him. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/afnan_twofold_mission_bab Replacing the Sword with the Word: Bahá'u'lláh's Concept of Peace http://bahai-library.com/saiedi_replacing_sword_word The writings of Baha'u'llah reconstruct foundational concepts such as mysticism, religion, and social order; theories of peace, including democratic, Marxist, and sociological. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/saiedi_replacing_sword_word For the Betterment of the World, to the Glory of God: The Emergence of Bahá'í Houses of Worship http://bahai-library.com/boyles_betterment_world_houses Overiew of the concept and history of the Bahá'í House of Worship. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/boyles_betterment_world_houses Small in Number, Big in Faith http://bahai-library.com/fertig_small_number Overview of the Baha'i Faith and its activities in Kansas, and interview with Duane Herrmann. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/fertig_small_number Observing the Fast When You Are Not to Abstain from Food http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_observing_fast What meaning can the Fast have if one is not able to observe it? The spiritual and symbolic natures of the Fast remain. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_observing_fast Letter on Racism in the United States http://bahai-library.com/uhj_racism_us_2020 Letter on need for American people to grasp the moment to create a reform of its social order related to racial prejudice, and the Bahá’í community’s distinctive contribution to the eradication of racism. Sun, 13 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/uhj_racism_us_2020 Overview of Translations of Bahá'í Texts on bahaiprayers.net http://bahai-library.com/bolhuis_bahaiprayers_translations_languages Table detailing languages and sources of all translations of Bahá'í scripture available in almost 100 languages on <a href="http://bahaiprayers.net"</a>Bahaiprayers.net</a>. Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bolhuis_bahaiprayers_translations_languages Chosen Path, The: Tahirih of Persia and Her Search for God http://bahai-library.com/ahdieh_chapman_chosen_path Overview of the life of Tahirih of Qazvin and this period of Babi history, written for a Baha'i youth audience. PDF of the book, and an audio podcast about it. Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/ahdieh_chapman_chosen_path Alice Buckton's Glastonbury Pilgrimage http://bahai-library.com/osborn_buckton_glastonbury_pilgrimage Buckton's spiritual awakening and pioneering activities in Glastonbury, including her setting up a womens' and pilgrims' hostel, and the Pilgrimage of Avalon. Sun, 23 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/osborn_buckton_glastonbury_pilgrimage Short Stories http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_stories_institor_gleg Stories from a different point of view - one influenced by the Revelation of Baha'u'llah. Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_stories_institor_gleg List of Articles on BahaiTeachings.org http://bahai-library.com/hatcher_articles_bahaiteachings List of online essays and articles by Dr. John Hatcher. Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/hatcher_articles_bahaiteachings Poetry and the Arts in Rebuilding Society http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_arts_rebuilding_society The status of poetry is exalted in the Bahá’í Revelation, starting from the writings of the Bab to the hymns of the contemporary community; even God is described as a poet. The arts allow us to arise to our divine nature. Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_arts_rebuilding_society Kansas Farm Boy http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_kansas_farm_boy Brief autobiography, with background on the author's introduction to and acceptance of the Baha'i Faith. Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_kansas_farm_boy Abdu'l-Bahá Writes to Wichita, Kansas: The Beginnings of the Bahá'í History of Wichita http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_abdul-baha_writes_wichita Early history of the Baha'i community of Wichita. Includes three tablets sent at ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s instruction to two believers in Wichita in 1902, Fred Hale and Frank Dyer. Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_abdul-baha_writes_wichita Muhammad as Educator, Islam as Enlightenment, and the Quran as Sacred Epic http://bahai-library.com/lawson_muhammad_educator To Islam, civilization in prosperity and harmony is sacred; education is pivotal in the journey from ignorance to enlightenment; overview of the "heroic" theme and "epic" structure of the Qur'an. Contains no mention of the Baha'i Faith. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/lawson_muhammad_educator Social Action http://bahai-library.com/compilation_social_action Concepts of social and economic development in the Baha'i teachings; material vs spiritual dimensions of existence; community issues; specific themes of education, agriculture, economics, health, arts, and technology. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/compilation_social_action Achieving Reconciliation in a Conflicting World http://bahai-library.com/velasco_reconciliation_conflicting_world The dynamics of conflict against the backdrop of globalization, and religion's role in fostering unity. A "logic of reconciliation" will allow us to find harmony among ideas, individuals, and communities. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_reconciliation_conflicting_world Flash Fiction: Spiritual Conversations http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_flash_fiction Nine short stories; brief conversations that may aid enlightenment. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_flash_fiction By Thy Strengthening Grace: The First One Hundred Years of the Bahá'í Faith in Topeka: 1906-2006 http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_strengthening_grace An initial survey of the first century of the Topeka, Kansas Bahá'í community. Includes a Tablet from Abdu'l-Bahá unpublished for 100 years. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_strengthening_grace Tablet To the Beloved of God in General in America http://bahai-library.com/abdul-baha_tablet_america_1905 Tablet sent in response to a petition signed by American believers in 1905, including Rose Hilty and Mary Miller of Kansas. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/abdul-baha_tablet_america_1905 In Memoriam: Dr. Zia M. Bagdadi http://bahai-library.com/bw_memoriam_zia_bagdadi Biography of one-time editor of <i>Star of the West.</i> Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bw_memoriam_zia_bagdadi Treasures of the East: The Life of Nine Oriental Countries http://bahai-library.com/bagdadi_treasures_east Descriptions of nine "Treasures" — Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Jijaz (Arabia), Transjordania (Arabia), Persia, India, and Turkey — by an Iraqi physician who traveled to the U.S. and was instrumental in the establishment of several Baha'i communities. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/bagdadi_treasures_east Prolegomenon to the Study of Babi and Baha'i Scriptures, A: The Importance of Henry Corbin to Babi and Baha'i Studies http://bahai-library.com/velasco_importance_henry_corbin On the foremost Western authority on the Islamic philosophy of Persia, one of the most influential Islamicists of the 20th century, whose work is uniquely relevant in understanding the philosophical context for the emergence of the Babi Faith. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_importance_henry_corbin Community Histories http://bahai-library.com/hollinger_community_histories Essay on the diversity of Western Baha'i communities, followed by six histories of selected local communities in the United States, Britain, and Canada. Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/hollinger_community_histories El Legado de Una Nueva Profecía: Historia de la Fe Bahá'í en Chile http://bahai-library.com/jorquera_legado_nueva_profecia History of the Baha'is in Chile, from Martha Root's arrival in 1920, Marcia Stewart first pioneer in 1939, experiences under the Pinochet government, to the establishment of the Baha'i Temple in 2016. Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/jorquera_legado_nueva_profecia Second Chance http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_second_chance A story of redemption and transformation. Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_second_chance Remnants of a Life http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_remnants_life Poems that reflect on a childhood that was survived in spite of events and conditions; a message of hope for others that survival is worth the effort and more than mere survival is possible. Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_remnants_life Symbolism in the Badí' Calendar," by Robin Mihrshahi: Review http://bahai-library.com/velasco_mihrshahi_badi_calendar Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/velasco_mihrshahi_badi_calendar Prairies of Possibilities http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_prairies_of_possibilities Sample of poems from the published book, selected by the author — whom <i>Midwest Quarterly</i> celebrated as "one of the most recognized poets in Kansas" — for sharing with the Baha'i Library, Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_prairies_of_possibilities Uncle Bill: A Personal Memoir http://bahai-library.com/shaw_uncle_bill_memoir Personal recollections of Albert Edwin Dorrida, "Uncle Bill" (1901-1972), who became a Baha'i after meeting 'Abdu'l-Baha in 1912; history of the Baha'i Faith in Baltimore. Includes articles from <i>Baha'i News</i> from 1947 and 1982. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/shaw_uncle_bill_memoir Holy Year, 1992-93 http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_holy_year_1992-93 A description of the history, meaning, and events of the centennial Holy Year for members of the Baha'i Faith. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_holy_year_1992-93 Bertha: An Early American Baha'i Stalwart http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_bertha_kirkpatrick Brief profile of an early pioneer in Baha'i publications and education (and sister of Mabel Hyde Paine). Many of the Guardian's letters on education were written to her as secretary of the Louhelen School Committee. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_bertha_kirkpatrick Letters from the Past http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_letters_from_past A young couple move into a new home in grief over their lost child and discover hidden letters which reveal a painful past as well as a message of hope. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_letters_from_past On the Leavenworth Trail http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_leavenworth_trail Historical fiction; a glimpse of life on the American frontier, in Kansas, just after the American Civil War, and international news that traveled remarkably fast. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_leavenworth_trail Place in the Woods, A http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_place_in_woods A young man has just achieved his life's goal, yet now he has an opportunity for professional advancement and must choose between the two. He gets confirmation of his choice from an unexpected place which confirms another decision. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_place_in_woods Escape from Earth: The Journal of a Planetary Pioneer http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_escape_earth Chapter 1 of a 300-page novel. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_escape_earth Ichnographical: 173 http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_ichnographical Poems of life, experience, and transcendence. Sample of poetry from the published book, selected by the author, for sharing with the Baha'i Library. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_ichnographical Discovering a Sacred Numerical Pattern from Baha'i Scriptures http://bahai-library.com/moyo_sacred_numerical_pattern Brief analysis of the inheritance shares outlined in the Kitab-i-Aqdas and how the abjad system of numerology might shed light on hidden patterns. Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/moyo_sacred_numerical_pattern Bahá'í Faith in Kansas 1897-1947, The http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_community_histories_kansas An introduction to the first half century of the Kansas Baha'i community, with unique insight into their patterns of growth and inactivity. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_community_histories_kansas Bahá'í Communities in the West, 1897-1992 http://bahai-library.com/hollinger_community_histories_introduction Sociological survey of major trends in the American Bahá'í community from the nineteenth century to the present — a broad framework in which the history of local communities can be understood. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/hollinger_community_histories_introduction A History of the Kenosha Bahá'í Community 1897-1980 http://bahai-library.com/dahl_community_histories_kenosha Overview of the long history of the Bahá'ís of Kenosha, Wisconsin, visited by Abdul-Baha in 1912. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/dahl_community_histories_kenosha Bahá'ís of Baltimore, 1898-1990, The http://bahai-library.com/clark_community_histories_baltimore The story of the Bahá'ís in the Baltimore area, who also hosted Abdul-Baha during his travels in America. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/clark_community_histories_baltimore Development and Decline of an Early Bahá'í Community: Saint John, N.B., 1910-1925 http://bahai-library.com/hoonaard_community_histories_st-john The brief early history of the Saint John Baha'is. Established in 1910, the Baha'i community struggled in the hostile environment of New Brunswick. In 1925 the community disappeared, to be reestablished only in recent times. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/hoonaard_community_histories_st-john History of the Sacramento Bahá'í Community, 1912-1991, A http://bahai-library.com/caton_community_histories_sacramento History of the Bahá'í community of Sacramento, including a detailed account of Abdul-Baha's visit to California, and the later rapid expansion of the community during the 1960s and 1970s. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/caton_community_histories_sacramento Newspaper Collections and the Baha'i Faith http://bahai-library.com/kolins_newspaper_collections Links to collections of thousands of newspaper clippings and articles related to the Baha'i Faith, and a brief guide to finding other Baha'i genealogical and historical sources. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/kolins_newspaper_collections Missionaries Who Aided the Cause of God http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_missionaries_cause_god Brief account of the work of Dr. William Cormick and Rev. John H. Shedd and their interest in the Babi Faith. Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_missionaries_cause_god Babism: Its Doctrines and Relations to Mission Work http://bahai-library.com/shedd_babism_doctrines Early overview of Babi history and teachings, and its relation to Islam and Christianity. Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/shedd_babism_doctrines Concept of Freedom of Belief and Its Boundaries in Egypt, The: The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Baha'i Faith between Established Religions and an Authoritarian State http://bahai-library.com/pink_freedom_belief_egypt On how the Egyptian courts have dealt with the two most important non-Islamic faiths in Egypt, both of which have been officially dissolved and face strong opposition. Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:08:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/pink_freedom_belief_egypt Stepping Out http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_stepping_out A young man asserts his independence and sets off to begin his own life. Sat, 25 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_stepping_out Dr. David S. Ruhe: Kansas Author http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_david_ruhe_author Biography written for the Kansas Authors Club. Sat, 25 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_david_ruhe_author Elizabeth and Elsbeth: Typically Extraordinary Kansas Women http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_elizabeth_elsbeth_kansas A sketch of two women who helped establish the Kansas Baha'i community in 1897. Sat, 25 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_elizabeth_elsbeth_kansas Proclaim the New Name http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_proclaim_new_name "When you take an actual historical time and twist it, the results can be rather interesting. What part is true, what part is not? That, the reader will have to decide." From the <i>Twisting Topeka</i> anthology of historical fiction. Sat, 25 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_proclaim_new_name Letters from a 19th-century Kansas Baha'i http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_letters_kansas_bahai An examination of two letters written by Barbara Ehrsam in Enterprise, Kansas in 1899. Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_letters_kansas_bahai Ninety-Five Years in Topeka: The Topeka Bahá'í Community, 1906-2001 http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_ninety-five_years_topeka History starting with the arrival of Rose and Leonard Hilty, from Enterprise, first Baha'is in Topeka. Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_ninety-five_years_topeka Enterprise: Second Oldest in U.S.? http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_enterprise_second_oldest Brief overview of the early history of the Baha'i Faith in Enterprise, Kansas. Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_enterprise_second_oldest I Found You! http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_i_found_you Allegory of a little boy's new adventures in a new country with his mother, who had been lost. Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_i_found_you Not Quite So New in Kansas http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_not_new_kansas Overview of the Faith and its history in Kansas, prepared in an opportunity to proclaim the Faith by invited essay to the Kansas Authors' Club publication on its centennial. Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_not_new_kansas Houses as Perfect as Is Possible http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_houses_perfect_possible A survey of the evolution in design of the Baha'i Houses of Worship around the world through the twentieth century. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_houses_perfect_possible Hidden Meanings in the Poetry of Robert Hayden http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_hidden_meanings_hayden The Baha'i Faith influenced Hayden's work on multiple levels, beyond his obvious allusions to the Baha'i teachings regarding brotherhood of races or acceptance of religions. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_hidden_meanings_hayden Turbulent Prairie: Politics, The Press, and the Baha'i Faith in Kansas, 1897 http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_politics_press_kansas An examination of 1897 press coverage of the second Baha'i community in North America. State politicians and new religious teachings attracted press attention across Kansas. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_politics_press_kansas Early Baha'is of Enterprise, Kansas, 1897 http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_bahais_enterprise_kansas Originally published to commemorate the centennial of the Bahá'í community of Enterprise, Kansas, the second in the western hemisphere. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_bahais_enterprise_kansas Profiles of Some Topeka Bahá'ís http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_profiles_topeka_bahais Background for the author's research into Kansas Baha'i history. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/herrmann_profiles_topeka_bahais Quiet Strangulation: Islamic Republic's Treatment of Baha'is since 1991 http://bahai-library.com/yazdani_quiet_strangulation Summary of persecution of Baha'is in Iran especially since 1991, and on analyses by other historians on the roots of anti-Baha'i discrimination. Includes introduction by Amin Egea. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:07:00 EDT http://bahai-library.com/yazdani_quiet_strangulation